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A 41-year-old male asked:

my brother (35 ) was found to have abdominal cocoon during laporatomy for adhesion. surgery not done as cocoon covered view of organs. suggestions ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Descriptor, Not DX : "abdominal cocoon" is more of a description of the type of adhesions present rather than a specific diagnosis. Typically, we don't operate to remove adhesions unless there is a small bowel obstruction. I advise you to clarify with your brother these issues. Good luck to him.

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